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Pinellas County Arrest Records

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Pinellas County Arrest Records

What are Pinellas County Arrest Statistics?

Pinellas amassed 19,051 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Pinellas’s arrest rate was 581.54 per 100,000 residents. The county of Pinellas is 21.31% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 647 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Pinellas also experienced 4,940 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Broward and Gilchrist, Pinellas is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 19,051Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 581.54Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 647Violent crime arrests

Pinellas County Recent Arrest Trends

In Pinellas, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 3,877 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Pinellas, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 3,877Larceny/Theft
  • 766Burglary
  • 437Aggravated Assault

Pnellas County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

In Pinellas, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Pinellas has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Pinellas experienced 647 violent crimes and 4,940 non-violent crimes. When comparing Pinellas to the national average of 739.02, Pinellas is lower by 21.31% than the national average.

Pinellas County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Pinellas County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Pinellas are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 81-90.

Pinellas County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Pinellas County Police Reports

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Pinellas county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Pinellas county police reports, Pinellas county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the administrator find the records you need.

Pinellas county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Pinellas county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Pinellas County Mugshots

Pinellas County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Pinellas county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Pinellas county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Pinellas county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

The majority 79.7% of felonies committed in Pinellas, are committed by males. The rest of them 20.3% are committed by females.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

The Pinellas misdemeanors crime rates are committed by the following races: 65.5% of the crimes were committed by White, 20.9% by African Americans, 11.7% by Hispanic people, and the rest 1.8% were committed by Asians.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Pinellas county, Florida with a total number of 352 employees - 98 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Pinellas County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is FL0520000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Florida
  • City: Largo
  • Type: County
  • Address: 10750 Ulmerton Rd P.O. Drawer 2500
  • Phone Number: 727-582-6200
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Pinellas County

Clearwater Police Department645 Pierce St727-562-4242
Largo Police Department201 Highland Ave(727) 587-6730
Pinellas Park Police Department7700 59th Street North(727) 369-7864
Tarpon Springs Police Department444 South Huey Avenue(727) 937-6151

Pinellas County, FL Jail and Inmate Records

PINELLAS County has 2,528 jails with an average daily population of 371 inmates with a total of 2,796 jail population. When breaking down the PINELLAS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 378 female and 2,148 male inmates.

  • 2,528Jails
  • 2,796Prisoners
  • 425 %Jail Rate

How Does Pinellas County Inmate Search Work?

Pinellas County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Pinellas county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Pinellas County Booking

Pinellas county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Pinellas county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Pinellas county booking records without any type of approval .

Pinellas County Jail

  • Agency Name: Pinellas County Jail
  • State: FL
  • City: Clearwater
  • Type: County
  • Address: 14400 49th Street North
  • Phone Number: 727-464-6415
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Pinellas County

Pinellas Juvenile Detention Center5255 140th Avenue N727-538-7100
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